SOLVED: Seafile-cli: QXcbConnection: Could not connect to display


I am trying to install headless seafile-cli on the ARM system Helios4 with Openmediavault (OMV).

I am following the installation from the manual:

In the very end I am trying to start the the seafile client with


I then get the error message:

admin@helios4:~$ /usr/bin/ start
QXcbConnection: Could not connect to display

Am I starting a GUI version and not the headless version?
I am not sure how to get the headless seafile-cli started now.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

Greeting, Chris

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choose a folder where to store the seafile client settings e.g ~/.seafile-client

mkdir ~/.seafile-client # create the settings folder
seaf-cli init -d ~/.seafile-client # initialise seafile client with this folder
seaf-cli start

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